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  • Hello, Jungers or youngsters?

  • I don't know.

  • I feel like is it too soon to come up with the collective noun for everyone that's watching this?

  • Regardless, I felt like today I was gonna run me through my exercise routine because even though I don't look like it, sometimes I work out.

  • And definitely when I lived in New York, I always came to see Mary Helen Bowers, owner of Ballet Beautiful.

  • And she made sure that I looked elegant, poised.

  • So we're gonna go on a journey together.

  • However, first you gotta get that for me.

  • Beautiful is on the fifth floor of a five floor walkup, which I like to think is actually exercise.

  • This is, by the way, know what I always enjoy doing when I hang over?

  • Still not that eyes are burning this to see Michael coming on at Look at the way, Mary Helen.

  • One of the things that first attracted me to come in here doing belly with you was how beautiful you look in ballet gear on the fact that when I was like five years old, I wanted to be a ballerina.

  • So I think valet outfits actually very important for me.

  • That's, like 50% of what I like about six minimum.

  • I'm sorry.

  • 50 50%.

  • So can you help me pick a look for today's close?

  • Yes.

  • So, what do you think?

  • Do you want to go with the traditional Alexa?

  • Look.

  • Well, to me, that's the camera fall, Okay?

  • Don't you have your cutoff shorts here?

  • We waited the river, the shoes slung around the neck, right Does their legs.

  • There's been various inclinations of my ballet look.

  • And also because I used to walk here and then walk out of the class.

  • I used to put your ballet slippers down my neck so that I could show dudes on the street that I was, in fact a ballerina.

  • So if you ever actually seen a picture of me, and this is very vain if you've never actually seen a picture of me walking around Manhattan, I think we'll find that I'm wearing ballet slippers.

  • I'd appreciate it if not what type?

  • You're only trying to pick up babes.

  • I'm just with the with the cut offs came from Bali.

  • Takami?

  • Yeah.

  • Just what lips My exercise.

  • Good, cause I can lift my leg high except like home.

  • It's all the policy.

  • This is the sport of your style.

  • So we have sort of classic ballerinas.

  • Silhouettes The commis call.

  • This one looks great on you.

  • This that this is the pen front.

  • It has the princess Seems the classic scenes that run down the bus.

  • This has the low back.

  • So you know you can You can add a broth you want to Most answers.

  • Don't.

  • It's usually pretty bear.

  • You see, you were overly over.

  • This'd is the sign of the professional vs when your child or in like the ballet academy you have to wear even on stage.

  • You have to wear your tights under underneath your 22 underneath your leotard.

  • And then you would wear a belt for a skirt or, you know your costume on top.

  • But why don't you wear them?

  • Because this is just how you do it when you're rehearsing.

  • Not sure why, but that's how it's done.

  • Okay, I won't like it.

  • Yes, this this weekend achieve and this is the classic ballet tight right to the scene runs as we so from the the toe all the way up to the waist.

  • So it goes all the way out.

  • Maybe I want no bombs.

  • So it's just that we continue to what?

  • There's so many different things.

  • Juice from I felt like there could be a montage.

  • Women here wait first.

  • This is the looked.

  • When can you help me with my shoes on?

  • Because often when I post real classes, I get a lot of cross ballerinas on my instagram telling me there's some very grumpy people in the ballet world online.

  • Here's the way I see the shoes.

  • You can have your proper like you're going on stage.

  • You're going to the Royal Academy for an exam way of tying your ribbons.

  • I don't teach you how to do it.

  • And then there's the half fun.

  • It's about fashion.

  • It's just a workout.

  • Let's relax way, which you obviously are the prep, But let's start by.

  • You want.

  • This is an elasticized drawstring, right, which is nice, so you could just tighten it, too.

  • The place that feels good.

  • Yeah, if you're going on stage, you would basically non it.

  • Cut it and tuck the ties inside.

  • If you want to leave that, I feel like I'm no in danger of going onstage anytime soon.

  • So this to me is more of the typical Alexa way.

  • But what you just did is good.

  • However, it is quite, It's a little bulky, so that bothers you.

  • Don't hesitate to not it.

  • Like I said and cut it off.

  • Okay, that looks great.

  • And then the ribbon, this is the real time.

  • This is how I look.

  • Number one, you have to start.

  • This starting is wrong because you need to be.

  • You have to flex your foot so that your angle is that it's, like, sort of thinkest.

  • Okay, because you gotta have a little bit of given the ribbon.

  • You don't want to go all the way tight, and this black thing is correct.

  • Is he one of flex now you don't.

  • Okay, now, you should.

  • You do this one on this one.

  • Go ahead.

  • Very cute.

  • I love it.

  • And it's gonna finish with floppy.

  • Go.

  • So she so beautiful.

  • All right, so for this, if you were doing the onstage, look started the interior ribbon.

  • Come around the ankle.

  • This is a hard decision.

  • Are we gonna tie it in the back?

  • Are we going to tie it here?

  • Type right on the inside, but it's quite law.

  • Let's do it in the backs of it's a little bit tighter.

  • Okay?

  • Hey, And bring the other women around.

  • You want us to be nice and clean.

  • Looks good, right?

  • Yeah, it looks better than that.

  • They're both nice.

  • They're just a little bit different.

  • And then it's a little bit tight, but I'm gonna tie it in the back.

  • Little baby.

  • Not used to get this out.

  • Tuck it, pull it out just a bit, because I want you to have a little bit again.

  • Exactly.

  • So it's not, you know, cutting off your circulation.

  • Tuck it under.

  • So you're hiding.

  • But not if you're going ch no stitch in and then you have to cut out after so your ribbons don't flop around, right?

  • This is one reason this is another reason why I'm no ballerina.

  • Know enough.

  • This'd is only for the professional setting, but it doesn't matter.

  • We're just exercise.

  • Okay, So today I thought we could show with everyone some kind of exercise routine where we focus on the things that I always wanted to work on.

  • Shark, which is a bum always for lifting bottom lifting derriere Delia Tom.

  • Yes.

  • On dhe sort of alms for your audience at home.

  • This is a workout that's inspired by ballet.

  • It's on actual ballet class.

  • Says that spell a beautiful This is that ballet beautiful is intense burn, but elegantly and under the guise of ballet.

  • But essentially, you worry beautiful outfits, but you're doing quite hard things, and you're gonna have a you know, like a super toned lady like physique at the end of this.

  • Okay, great.

  • All right.

  • So stretching way.

  • We always have.

  • As a dancer, you're always looking toe along a You want to lengthen, so if you think about so we'll just start really easy.

  • I mean, already, it's okay.

  • So just we're gonna step really easily.

  • Know any easy.

  • You don't have to be with flexibility.

  • You just want to move through it.

  • It's gonna feel different every day this fall down.

  • That's great.

  • You don't have to be super technical.

  • The hips don't have to be square.

  • I really think that stretching should just feel good.

  • It's about just lengthening the body.

  • Yes, opening up the hip and the five.

  • This one's really nice.

  • We're doing that right.

  • You can come on her side.

  • Just leaving down.

  • Exactly.

  • That's right.

  • Short stretch.

  • Good.

  • Okay.

  • Shall we start without?

  • Yeah.

  • The other good thing about a beautiful is if you're hungover no two ways about it.

  • She does think about ballet.

  • Beautiful is if you're fatigued, you can do better.

  • Excised in that in between.

  • You could just sort of like, Well, say, I'm on that because that's sort of your sweet spot.

  • In ballet, you're always pulling your stomach endure, always engaging your core.

  • So it's just a given.

  • I want to start the workout with abs so that we get those muscles tight.

  • I just had quite a lot of her.

  • New me for lunch.

  • That's standard for you.

  • Great.

  • So we're just gonna connect with your battling muscles, and they were gonna use them through all the other exercises.

  • So come on down.

  • We're gonna start down here, all right?

  • I really thin, but I still eat.

  • Sorry.

  • Describes how annoying was like, I just have so much of me.

  • But I'm genuinely did, I believe, but you love me.

  • It's true.

  • All right, pull this stunt again.

  • We're gonna take the feet up.

  • I'm trying to think about wrapping almost from, like the sides of my hip hips to my belly button pushing everything thought flat on the ground.

  • And then we're gonna extend slightly, stretch one like down.

  • How's your back?

  • Feeling good, Good.

  • And playing in here.

  • It looks elegant, but it's like how Lift up and change.

  • Take your arms up to first.

  • I'm gonna come over and give you some adjusted minutes to make it harder.

  • A good one for a little more worm lives and change.

  • I left and change gun.

  • So can you share with us some of the a little faster?

  • Okay.

  • Like, who are some people that walk through this door that people at home might know?

  • Well, one of my first client was Natalie Portman.

  • We prepared for Black Swan casual on, and I've worked for many years with Cara Nelson.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • No.

  • Yeah.

  • Lily Aldridge doubts.

  • Then Liv Tyler holding here.

  • OK, I'm coming, Thio Gonna get harder it or do you stretch lower?

  • Oh, go.

  • But not quite to the mat.

  • And then this one No cheating.

  • Okay.

  • I want you okay.

  • She hasn't done next time.

  • Okay, take a stretch.

  • Release release.

  • Stomach lift up in the order to do that again.

  • But the way I wanted to change life.

  • Now this goes lower.

  • Yeah, not to the floor.

  • Do not put your healed.

  • Okay?

  • Don't.

  • This is in I am.

  • This is Oh, go, Mayor.

  • Hold it.

  • Yeah.

  • Breathed Don't premise.

  • Do not reminisce.

  • OK, left and change.

  • Good.

  • Good.

  • Very good.

  • Pulling it that I was hoping you were gonna do.

  • Tell him.

  • Okay.

  • What?

  • 23 lower lower further here now for good.

  • Has a feeling for about six pack abs.

  • Almost.

  • I honestly don't know.

  • It's higher.

  • Yeah, okay.

  • But, you know, you get results for me.

  • We're gonna move on.

  • Then I had to.

  • Do you remember what I call things that I do?